[REVIEW] Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review:

When something is causing a hype, we readily jump into the bandwagon and that’s how it’s been for who knows how long. Basically, we take the words of other people on something. If the majority claims that a product is HG-worthy, then it must be. If everybody’s yapping about something, you instantly wanna try it too! Sadly for skincare, it’s never predictable. What may be astounding to others may not make sense to you. Sometimes you want to agree with the crowd but you just can’t because you don’t get the hype at all.

If there’s one thing though, that I entirely embrace and truly thank for, aside from wearing sunscreen, is the advice of double cleansing. I am never without double cleansing since I realize how good it is for the skin! Needless to say, I always have something for double cleansing and recently, I got Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water because I’ve been seeing it on other people’s feed.


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is an All-in-1 cleanser that is powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes even waterproof makeup, cleanses and refreshes skin.

– A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.

– All-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover, cleanses, removes even waterproof makeup and refreshes skin

– Surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin, micelle technology attracts dirt, oil and makeup like a magnet without harsh rubbing

– All skin types, even sensitive


Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Decyl Glucoside, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

Volume: 400ml

How to use:

TO REMOVE EYE MAKEUP: Hold pad over closed eyes for a few seconds, then gently wipe without harsh rubbing.

TO CLEAN SKIN & REMOVE FACE MAKEUP: Gently wipe all over until skin is completely clean from makeup and impurities. Use daily, AM/PM. No need to rinse.

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

My Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review:

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a hefty bottle containing 400 ml of product which only costs about 6USD! It’s definitely the cheapest cleansing water I’ve seen, volume-wise so I did not hesitate buying it.

When I went to local Watsons to get this, I actually saw two variants, the one is in pink bottle that is for dry skin I believe; and the blue bottle which suits oily and acne-prone skin. Naturally, I grabbed the blue bottle because I have oily skin.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

This micellar water comes in a no-fuzz bottle, you just have to flip-top to open and pour. The product itself feels like water, it has no discernable scent and it doesn’t feel one bit tacky. Just like most cleansing water, this one also claims to be a no-rinse product, apparently, you can go straight to your routine after using this product. However, I am not comfortable with that.

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Just like with any other cleansing water, I actually use this as my first cleanse product. I feel that no matter how they claim it to be non-clogging or anything, I still prefer to finish my cleansing with a good foam cleanser and water.

What I like best about Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is that it doesn’t contain perfume which makes it pretty good to use. My skin also feels soft after using, it doesn’t feel tight or anything.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

I use a matte lipstick, long wear foundation and a mascara swatch to put this product’s efficacy to a test. In the first picture, I gently wiped my hand with a cotton soaked in the micellar water and as you can see, I was able to wipe off the foundation easily.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

The lipstick and mascara, however, is still pretty solid if you look closely. I had to really rub the cotton off my skin to take the other makeup off completely and you can also spot a little redness on the skin due to abrupt rubbing.

Overall, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is just an okay cleansing water. I am not one bit impressed but I can’t really complain because this is dirt cheap. In the end, you just get what you paid for. While it is not an entirely bad cleanser, I don’t find myself repurchasing this item nor recommending it to friends.

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